EU backs away from proposed five-year facial recognition ban
The European Union won’t issue a ban on facial recognition tech, as it once proposed, the Financial Times reports. In a previous draft of a paper on artificial intelligence, the European Commission suggested a five-year moratorium on facial recognition, so th…
‘OurMine’ group hijacks Twitter accounts for Olympics and FC Barcelona
No, the OurMine group isn’t done defacing high-profile sites. Twitter has confirmed reports that OurMine hijacked accounts for both the Olympics and FC Barcelona on February 15th, using the opportunity to make a less-than-sincere offer to “improve your [accou…
What is the Titan Security Module?
You’ll find Titan Security chips in Pixel phones, 2FA security keys, and Google’s servers. Here’s how they all work together to keep your data safer. You might have heard about Google’s Titan security chain. It’s an idea that started for use in servers, then …
Schiff: Even Alan Dershowitz doesn’t buy Alan Dershowitz ‘s argument
Impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff responds to an argument from President Donald Trump’s legal counsel which asserts that even if former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s account was true, Trump had not committed an impeachable offense.
Trump’s pattern of turning on his officials
President Donald Trump blasted former national security adviser John Bolton in a series of tweets, despite praising Bolton only weeks prior. CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how it follows a similar pattern for Trump and officials he hired.
Prosecutors seek denial of Michael Flynn’s request to change his guilty plea
The Justice Department has doubled down on its prosecution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, amid the debacle over the Trump administration softening its stance in court toward Roger Stone, another close associate of President Donald Trump.
Analyst: Zelensky was trying to address a PR problem
CNN national security analyst Samantha Vinograd outlined why Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky strongly rejected President Donald Trump’s claim that Ukraine is corrupt during an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.
I Lost Nine Years of Photos by Locking Myself Out of My Google Account
I normally use this weekly column to answer people’s technology-themed questions. This week, I’m taking a slight departure, because I think sharing a reader’s story is important—even though there’s not really much I, nor Google, can do in the case of her lock…